Synopsis by Dan Pavlides
This emotional, patriotic drama is taken from a well-known Israeli novel and stage production by author Moshe Shamir. Young men and women pray for peace but prepare for war amidst the political and military instability that has plagued the Middle East for centuries. The heroic struggles of residents of a kibbutz are realistically portrayed. From the harrowing days of World War II and Israel's defeat of Egypt in 1956, to the Six Days' War, which heralded a new era of nationalistic pride, director Josef Milo has accurately transformed his stage work to the big screen. A young man protests his parent's divorce as he falls in love with a young woman. It is a love story between Mika (Iris Yotvat) and Ouri (Assi Dayan) as the two deal with the power of love and the uncertainty of impending war. The residents of the kibbutz deplore violence, but are willing to give their lives in defense of their country. Assi Dayan is the son of Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Dayan, who helped orchestrate the Six Days' War that helped bring world attention to the effectiveness of the Israeli Army.
divorce, love, military, peace, peacemaker, romance, war